Following our statement of 3 April that the return of Premier League fixtures will not take place at the beginning of May and will be only when it is safe to do so, here is how it will affect Fantasy Premier League.
The deadlines for the Gameweeks will remain at their scheduled times. So, for example, the next four will be as follows:
GW32 - Sat 4 Apr 11:30 BST
GW33 - Fri 10 Apr 19:00 BST
GW34 - Sat 18 Apr 11:30 BST
GW35 - Sat 25 Apr 11:30 BST
Any activity FPL managers undertake ahead of each deadline will apply to that specific Gameweek.
Given each fixture in these Gameweeks has been postponed, all players will earn zero points.
For FPL managers who took a points hit for transfers, their Gameweek scores will reflect the points they lost.
In Head-to-Head league matches, if neither manager made transfers incurring points deductions that Gameweek then the matches will be drawn and managers will earn one point each.
If both managers incurred no points hits through transfers, their scores will be zero and their FPL Cup match will be decided by a virtual coin toss.
Managers must also be aware that any transfers made, or Wildcards or chips played in a Gameweek where all the fixtures are postponed will not be reinstated.
Please note that managers can cancel any Triple Captain or Bench Boost chip they have played ahead of a Gameweek deadline. However, this does not apply to transfers they have made, or Wildcards or Free Hit chips played.
The waiver deadlines for the following Gameweeks will remain at their scheduled times:
GW33 – Thu 9 Apr 19:00 BST
GW34 – Fri 17 Apr 11:30 BST
GW35 – Fri 24 Apr 11:30 BST
After the waiver deadline passes, managers can transfer in an unlimited number of Free Agency players without any points deductions.
There are also no points hits occurred for managers who trade players with another manager in their Draft league.
As points deductions do not affect FPL Draft, each manager in a Classic league will score zero points, regardless of the number of transfers they make.
Matches in Head-to-Head leagues will be drawn and the managers will earn one point each.
It is the Premier League’s intention to reschedule the postponed fixtures when it is safe to do so.
Points scored in these fixtures will apply to the Gameweek in which the fixtures are played and not to Gameweeks 31-35.
In this fast-moving environment, the Premier League will provide further updates when appropriate.
These are exceptional circumstances and we appreciate the understanding of FPL managers while the situation evolves.